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89 minutes ; released 2010.
An overview of the art, energy, and change shown by recent developments in Czech theater. The film also covers the historical background that led up to this productive age of Czech drama.
Directed by Veronika Lišková.
In Czech ; optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
ND699 .R8 A65 1998 DVD
185 minutes total; released 1969.
A 15th-century monk perseveres in painting icons despite the civil disruptions and cruel turmoil of his times.
In Russian with optional English subtitles.
PN1997 .A43 2001 DVD
108 minutes; released 1938.
Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242.
PG3476 .A324 Z7453 2007 DVD
65 minutes; released 1990.
A look at the Soviet poet. Although her works were banned and weren't published for 17 years, her poem 'Requiem' became the underground anthem for the millions who suffered under Stalin.
Produced by Semyon Aranovich.
GV1786 .B3 B3545 2006 DVD
119 minutes; released 2006.
This film, which includes performance footage, presents an oral history of the Ballets Russes from the point of view of its many surviving performers.
Directed by Dayna Goldfine and Daniel Geller.
D765.2 .W3 B589 2005z DVD SMC
50 minutes; released 2005.
The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 a heroic and tragic 63-day struggle to liberate World War 2 Warsaw from Nazi/German occupation.
283 minutes; released 2004.
A series of five historical films about human courage, heroism, and triumph among the deepest of adversity during World War II. Produced by Steven Spielberg and the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
In Spanish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Russian dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles.
DK170 .C384 2006 DVD
120 minutes; released 2006.
A lavishly-filmed two-part biography of the minor German princess who became one of Russia's greatest rulers.
BX4705 .M5565 G8 2005 DVD
86 minutes; released 1950.
A dramatization of the court trial of the Hungarian Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty for treason against the Communist government.
DK40 .S74 2003 DVD
6 discs; 36 (30 minute) lectures
A Teaching Company course. Course description.
DK268 .A1 I2 2007 DVD
73 minutes; released 1989.
Through rare footage and first-hand testimony from Josef Stalin's last surviving bodyguard, this controversial documentary gives insight into an especially repressive era of Soviet History.
In Russian with English subtitles.
DK106 .I836 2001 DVD
184 minutes (2 discs); released 1944.
Ivan Groznyi. Part I starts with the coronation of Ivan the Terrible and concludes with his return to power after the death of his wife. Part II covers the attempt to assassinate him in 1564. The third part of the saga was never made due to the death of Sergei Eisenstein.
68 minutes ; released 2001.
This captivating, innovative film diary finds director Jan Nemec unraveling the threads of his difficult relationship with his mother, who has passed away.
Directed by Jan Nemec.
In Czech with English subtitles.
DK510.766 .L58 P65 2008 DVD
105 minutes; released 2007.
Filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov exposes the truth behind a crime that shocked the world and provoked a war of words between Russia and England that continues to this day.
PR6003.O458 P7 1989 VHS
91 minutes; released 1955.
A cardinal imprisoned in a Communist country is subjected to relentless interrogation by a psychologist. Starring Alec Guinness.
BX597 .E4 R6 2008 DVD
60 minutes; released 1992.
A documentary about the life of Orthodox saint and martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fedorovna, aunt of Tsar Nicholas II.
PN1997 .S374 1996 VHS
A dramatization of the life of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz.
In French with English subtitles.
PN1997 .T5917 1990 VHS
117 minutes; released 1989.
A feature-length movie based on the life of Father Jerzy Popielusko, the Polish priest who was murdered by the Communist authorities on account of his support of the Solidarity union.
BX485 .P6313 1988 VHS
The thousand-year history of the Orthodox Church in Russia.
70 minutes ; released 2009.
Directed by Karel Čtveráček.
In Czech and German with Czech, German and English subtitles.
BX4705 .C546 A34 2002 DVD SMC
30 minutes; released 2002
Well known for his heroic story of surviving 24 years in Russian prison camps, this film about the great Jesuit Fr. Walter Ciszek traces his incredible endurance and struggle for survival.
71 minutes; released 2005.
Documentary follows the eccentric Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek as he travels around the world lecturing.
Directed by Astra Taylor.
In English and Slovene dialogue ; English subtitles.